'''Brown University''' is a Private university|private
, Ivy League Doctoral university|research university
in Providence, Rhode Island|Providence
, Rhode Island
. Founded in 1764 as "The College in the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations," Brown is the List of Colonial Colleges|seventh-oldest institution
of higher education
in the United States
and one of the nine List of Colonial Colleges|Colonial Colleges
established before the American Revolution
At its foundation, Brown was the first college in the United States
to accept students regardless of their religious affiliation.
[#Bronson|Bronson (1914), p. 30.]
program, established in 1847, was the first in the Ivy League. Brown's Brown University#The New Curriculum|New Curriculum
—sometimes referred to in education theory as the Brown Curriculum—was adopted by faculty vote in...